According to a Pentagon chief, the US is in danger of a sudden Russian attack. The US considers both Russia and North Korea as a global threat.
The shocking warning came from US Defense Secretary Ash Carter as he called on the western powers to “refresh their nuclear playbook”.
World War 3 fears are currently high as the United States sets out on a £66 billion project to build 400 new nuclear missiles.
Speaking to nuclear bomber crews at Minot Base, in North Dakota, US, he warned of the threat from Russia.
Mr Carter called on NATO to “plan and train like we would fight to deter Russia from thinking it can benefit from nuclear use in a conflict with NATO”.
Daily Star Online previously revealed potential nuclear targets Putin could strike on the eve of a third global conflict.
The Pentagon chief warned: “It is a sobering fact that the most likely use of nuclear weapons today is not the massive ‘nuclear exchange’ of the classic Cold War-type, but rather the unwise resorting to smaller but still unprecedentedly terrible attacks, for example by Russia or North Korea.
“We cannot allow that to happen, which is why we’re working with our allies in both regions to innovate and operate in new ways that sustain deterrence and continue to preserve strategic stability.”
Armies across the world are currently being bolstered as conflicts flare in Syria, Crimea, the Korean Peninsula and the South China Sea – illustrated in Daily Star Online’s “Top Trumps” round-up of global powers mobilising for total war.
Mr Carter said: “Russia has long been a nuclear power, but Moscow’s recent sabre-rattling and building of new nuclear weapons systems raises serious questions about its leaders’ commitment to strategic stability.”
He added there also question over “their regard for long-established accords of using nuclear weapons and whether they respect the profound caution that Cold War era leaders showed in respect to brandishing their nuclear weapons.”
British military chief Admiral Lord West warned global conflict is closer now than it has been for more than half a century.
Nations are investing billions in constructing ultimate weapons as they face the looming threat of World War 3.
Britain is warned to be “totally ill-equipped” for nuclear conflict in the face of the power of Russia.
Daily Star Online revealed just how close the world has come to armageddon sparked by total nuke warfare.